It is with deep sadness that we bring you the news that Albert Daniels, a regular on the archaeology scene in Kent, passed away this morning in Maidstone hospital. He contributed a great deal to Kentish archaeology and history over the years and he will be greatly missed.
Albert was a towering personality and a gifted amateur archaeologist with an encyclopedic knowledge of the archaeology of the county. You could drop him into any site and he would crack on with his can do attitude and no nonsense approach. As I got to grips with riding the juggernaut that was Randall Manor, he was always a voice of wisdom in my ear. They don’t make archaeologists like Albert anymore and we are much the poorer for his passing. He also made great strides to write up his catalogue of excavated sites, an example to us all. I have many memories of Albert, from his participation in many seasons at Randall, to his rule over the finds tent on the Lullingstone dig last summer. Memories and tributes are being left on the Maidstone Area Archaeological Group facebook page, a group he will always be synonymous with.
If you have any memories or photos of Albert that you would like to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
For further details on Albert’s life please see the Kent Online website – https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/archaeologists-mourn-passing-of-their-leading-light-238317/